AMD Unveils Faster W6000 Series Graphics Cards Suitable for Intel-Based Mac Pro

AMD today announced new Radeon Pro W6000 series graphics cards suitable for workstations like the existing Intel-based Mac Pro.

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Built on 7nm-based AMD RDNA 2 architecture, the new higher-end Radeon Pro W6800 graphics card delivers up to 79% faster graphics performance than the previous-generation Radeon Pro W5700, although this is based on a test system powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor rather than an Intel processor. The W6800 also features 32GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory with ECC support, and 128MB of AMD Infinity Cache.

AMD says the W6800 graphics card is available now from leading retailers for a suggested price of $2,249. For comparison, the W5700X graphics card is a $600 built-to-order upgrade option for the Mac Pro, which starts at $5,999 itself.

There's also a new mid-range W6600 graphics card that features 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory with ECC support, and 32MB of AMD Infinity Cache. AMD expects the W6600 to be available in the third quarter of 2021 for a suggested price of $649.

Last, there's a new Radeon Pro W6600M graphics option for workstation-class notebooks.

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Top Rated Comments

smithrh Avatar
8 months ago
....and they're gone...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
8 months ago

Better sell the Mac Pro and get a decent PC.
And then after that, sell the decent PC to get a better M1 Mac.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
8 months ago

HDMI 2.1.... in a Mac... please! Who will buy a 30" 6k display if you can have a 55" Samsung QLED 7.6k TV for half (!) the price?
People doing colour sensitive work. Or indeed anything where a TV isn't a good option even if it has more k's.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
8 months ago
So, what's their hashrate? I have a feeling these'll be paper only prices. See your local scalper for the real price.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stella Avatar
8 months ago
Another GPU paper launch?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
8 months ago

No such thing. You have to use windoze.
Or Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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